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Recall deployment ban

    THE Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) ought to think twice about preventing vacationing healthcare professionals with contract overseas from leaving the country. I agree with Senator Joel Villanueva, chair of the Senate Committee on Labor, Employment, and Human Resources Development, who said that POEA’s position is understandable. In essence, these health care workers […]

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China’s success questioned

THERE is no doubt that we have all been amazed by how China handled its fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), especially how it prevented the virus from spreading. But American China expert and author Steven Mosher came out in an article refuting China’s claim by saying it was no sturdier than the shoddy warehouses […]

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Privileged or foolhardy?

    SINCE last week, Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III has been drawing flak from all sides for repeatedly breaking self-isolation despite exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms and taking the test. To this day, in spite of his public apology, after being tested COVID-positive, health care workers (HCWs), the public in general, and the netizens, in particular, […]

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An issue of equality

    THERE is the issue of equality currently bugging the public with the way some people are seemingly privileged in getting tested for the coronavirus (COVID-19). President Duterte’s partner Honeylet Avanceña and his daughter Veronica were tested along with Paolo and Sebastian Duterte even if they have not shown any symptom of the disease. […]

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Do we need China’s help?

  TODAY’S hot topic is whether or not we will soon need China’s help in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19). Some people believe that we need not seek succor from the country where the virus originated since its health officials have problems of their own controlling it. The truth is, I have to admit, […]

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Do we need China’s help?

Today’s hot topic is whether or not we will soon need China’s help in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19). Some people believe that we need not seek succor from the country where the virus originated since its health officials have problems of their own controlling it. The truth is, I have to admit, China […]

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